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RIOT '99 play great anlhemic '77 style punk. 
They have a self-released ep called "Destroy the 
City". The Faux British accent of the lead singer 
leaps immediately out at you, but then you realize 
he is not faking it. He is Australian and used to 
sing in COMPOUND FRACTURE, as well as 
another band from Sydney called STANLEY 
KNIFE. Taras, the drummer, is originally from 
Edmonton and played in the GLORY 
STOMPERS, THE SYSTEMATICS and ran a 
street punk label called Disturbance Records, Their 
new guitar player, Andy, plays in a local chaos 
punk band called THE CLASS And Jim is from 
the garage scene and now plays bass in the band 
They joined us live at our radio show on March 
3rd to catch us up on recent developments. 

Can you tell us what bands you have been 
ill prior to RIOT '99 or are currently in ? 
Drew: In Australia, I was in a band called 
COMPOUND FRACTURE - COM-FRAC. It was 
like a straight out oi band. And STANLEY KNIFE. 
And RIOT '99 here in Canada. 
Jim: I played with KIM MITCHELL from about 
'81 - '86 and then joined APRIL WINE from 
about '87 til '92 and from '92 on I have been 
working with various acts - PEABO BRYSON, 
AMBROSIA - they are sort of a prog rock side 
fusion thing I am doing and then I just recently 
joined RIOT '99 (lots of laughter). 
Taras: 1 was in the GLORY STOMPERS in 
Edmonton and before that it was R.CM.P. 
(Rednecks Cause More Problems) and after the 
GLORY STOMPERS was the SYSTEMATICS, 
also in Edmonton and then here in Toronto 1 was 
in the BLATHERSKITES. And now RIOT '99. 
Andy: I am currently playing in the punk rock 
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How did RIOT '99 form ? Who meet who ? 

Who got brought in and at what times ? 

Drew: I came over here in '98 and I wanted to 

start up a band. I thought up the name and I knew 

Taras from a compilation that we were on together 

and he lived around the corner from me in 

Kensington Market We got together and tried to 

find other members. It took us a year and a half 

and we got Howard and Nathalie on bass and guitar 

and then tliey quit and we got these two wankers 

here to fill in and the rest, you know. 

What was the initial idea behind starting 

RIOT '99 in terms of the kind of band you 

wanted to start ? 

Drew: I just wanted to do a straight out street 

punk oi band. No Bullshit. No Mess, No Fuss, just 

pure impact. 

How has the band changed with the new 

line-up ? 

Andy: I think musically we are a little harder. In 

terms of the old songs I do try and imitate 

Howard's guitar parts because those songs are 

already set in stone. I am not particularly 

influenced by the CLASH like Howard was, I pale 

in comparison to his guitar playing, but hopeftilly 

the sound is okay. 

Where did the name RIOT '99 come from 

and does the name have a story or any 

signiflcance to it? 

Drew: One of my favourite bands, THE 

VIOLATORS in the song "Summer of '81", which 

is one of my favourite songs, there is a second 

part to a chonis and the woman goes "Riot, Riot 

says a British City" and it just sounds great. It was 

1999 and I just thought RIOT '99 sounds like a 

damn good name. 

Taras: Yeah, it was like in 1999 there was that 

whole thing where everyone was going crazy about 

the world ending, the apocalypse and all that, and 

they predicted mass riots everywhere in all the 

major cities, like in New York and stuff and that's 

kind of where the name came from. 

Drew: And I went down to New York for New 

Year's Eve hoping there'd be a fuckin' riot but I 

missed out and it depressed the hell out of me. 

Taras; Everyone was holding hands and singing 

songs. 

Drew: It was fucked. There was a ripple around 

11:30 pm. I thought there was going to be huge 

riot, but then it simmered down and ,.., 

Jim; Plus the name EL DEBARGE was already 

taken. 

Who do you consider influences for the 



UrOT '99 sound ? 

Drew: liMIV., VIOLATORS, OBH, LAST 

RESORT. 

Taras: It would be all early oi stuff likeA'o Future 

releases and '77 punk stuff like the CLASH. 

Jim; STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, 

Taras: Just a mix of late 70's punk and early 80's 

oi, 

Andy; I think it definitely does lean towards the 

'77 stuff a little bit more. 

Drew: British. No American influences 

whatsoever, 

Jim: ,. ..accept for the RAMONES, obviously. 

On the note of outside influences, both 

Taras and Drew grew up in scenes outside 

of Toronto. Can you tell me about those 

scenes and how growing up in Australia or 

Edmonton, how that might have impacted 

on things that come out in RIOT '99 ? The 

reason I ask is because I don't think there 

was much of a '77 punk scene here. 

Taras: I think we definitely had a different view 

of things than people here, I think it has a lot to 

do with being from different places. There seems 

to be more of a strong hardcore scene here in 

Toronto, but not really a punk scene. But now 

there is starting to be a punk scene with Andy's 

band and us playing. There seems to be a lot of 

kids getting into that kind of stuff, 

Drew: The scene in Australia was very heavily 

influenced by British punk and it's a ftickin' great 

scene. 

I want to move from Influences to sound. 

Some of the people who will be reading 

this material won't have had a chance to 

hear yon. Can you describe your sound for 

us ? What would you say to folks who are 

from the hardcore scene who may not have 

heard from you or be familiar with you, 

what you sound like ? 

Drew: Music that makes you want to fuckin' 

destroy, When people come to our show we want 

them to walk out of there like they have been 

shot in the chest by an adrenalin bullet. 

You released two demos before the ep came 

out. Can people still get these ? 

Drew; Oh no, man. We sold them ages ago. 

Taras; No that's just old stuff, we are moving on. 

But you are still doing some of these songs 

live ? 

Taras; Oh yeah, we are still doing these songs but 

we are going to.... 

Drew: They are going to be on the album, except 

that song "Guttersnipe". It's fuckin shit. 

You are not going to do that one ? 

Drew; We haven't done that for a year or two. 

What has the response been to the ep ? Do 

you still have copies left ? 

Taras: Oh, we have tons of copies left. Nobody 

seems to want to buy vinyl as much as they used 

to. 

Do people know about it ? 

Taras: Yeah, it's just kind of going slowly. 

Drew: We spent so much making the fuckin' 

thing, ft was like $4.00 wholesale, so to actually 

send it anywhere we have to do it out of our 

pockets. We are reluctant to ship off large 



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Taras; It was a good idea if we were living in the 

past, because we realty wanted to make a good 

package and make it look good and make it worth 

buying because if I saw a record like that I would 

want to buy it instead of the folded over 

photocopied paper. But I guess people would just 

rather buy CDs and In hiiidsiglit it was a mistake. 

That was a self release. Arc you hoping to 

release more stuff. You were talking about 

recording an album. 

Drew; Yeah, we're recording an album. 

Taras: ....as soon as we can get some 

money. We have plans to go intc) 

the studio and record a full length, 

but we are totally broke and we 

never get paid for shows and we 

get ripped off and we get shit on.... 

If and when you guys do get 

to record is there other people 

interested in putting it out or arc 

you going to do it yourself ? 

Jim: We have had some interest with 

some labels in Canada and then also 

transferring into the States so just 

basically keeping options open. 

Andy: Do you want to elaborate on 

that ? 

Taras: We are going to be on a compilation 

soon on Longshot Records, but beyond that.... 

Jim: ....and there is a compilation from Australia, 

as well. 

Taras:. ...but we are just keeping things open right 

now until we finally record. 

Can you tell me about the Australiau 

comp? 

Drew: It's called "We're the Blood 2" and it's put 

out by a mate of mine in Sydney who runs a label 

called Snapshot and there is a bunch of Australian 

bands and SISTER MARY ROTTEN CROTCH 

from the States, which is a great name for a band, 

they are on it, as well. And we should be getting 

our copies in about two weeks. 

What songs are on it ? 

Drew: All the songs we have ever recorded, which 

is a total of five, 

Taras: ... in two years, (laughing) 

In terms of lyrics, what are some of your 

song titles ? 

Drew: "Destroy the City", "Start a Riot", "Cancer 

in Society", "New York City Girl", "Rise Above", 

"I Just Wanna", and "Nun Fucker". 

What are some of the things you take on 

with your lyrics ? 

Drew: Fucking Nuns, Cunnilingis... that's a big one, 

In Cancer in Society it is pretty much what we 

were talking about before.. .the early to mid 80's 

British nihilistic No Future punk.. ..the fuck-the- 

system, just aggressive self destruct music. The 

lyrics are pretty much along those lines. 

Can each of you tell me about your 

favourite RIOT '99 song from a lyrical 



standpoint and why it's your favourite ? 

Drew: My favourite is "New York City Girl" 
because it's good lyrics. 
Taras: It's just a good rock'n roll song. 
Drew: Fuckin' oath mate. 
What's it about ? 

Drew: it's about a girl from New York City, (lots 
of laughter) It's just like ...when I was there.. ..it 
is so fuckin' pretentious and there is a bunch of 
wankers down there. I just wasn't that impressed 
with that part of New York. It's just about that 
really. It's a bit of a misleading name for a song, 
It's just mainly about snobby New York fuckwads. 
Jim, do you want to try ? Your nodding your 
head in agreement. 

Jim: Weil I really like "New York City Girl", but 
just to be different I am going to say "What are 
they fighting for ?". I just think that... it is sort of 
an anti-war song from the narrative of a marine 
that goes to war. It's Just a good song. The lyrics 
are good, it's sort of an emotional take. 
Taras: I think my favourite is "Self Destruct", 
because it is so raw and it explodes. I don't know 
what it sounds like outside of the drum 
parts. When I am playing it, what 
I hear sounds really good. 
Andy: Of the songs that I know 
1 would say "New York City 
Girl". I think that is actually 
our strongest song right now. 
That and of course "I Just 
Wanna". 
Do you know the song "I'm 
an Upstart" by the ANGELIC 
UPSTARTS ? Do you know 
how that is like the band's 
nformai theme song. It's 
this really cool song that 
rallies people behind their 
name ? Did you write "Start a 
Kiot" to be one of these 
informal theme songs for RIOT '99 or 
is it just a song encouraging people to 
take up rebellion ? 

Drew: Well it was one of our first songs. It is just 
a song about 'Get Pist, Destroy', really. That's 
what that songs is about ? It's got no real social 
content except complete anti-social hooliganism. 
Jim: A tot of our songs are sort of anttiemic in 
terms of how tliey are written. It's great because 
at shows that you have kids that have maybe 
heard the songs form the last show and the next 
show they are there and they are singing along to 
it. It is sort of very similar to TWISTED SISTER 
in the 80's with "We're not going to take it". 





ISSUE 2, NUMBER 3 

EQUALJZJNG-X-DISTORT MONTHLY is an 

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the developing thrash, power violence, straight 
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Title 


FormatLabel 


1, Umlout 




Havoc Wreakers 


LP Combat Rock Ind 


2. Oul Cold 




Will Attack if provoked 


LP Deranged/ Acme 


3, RA.M.B.O. 




Wall ofDeatli the System 


LP 625 Prod'ns 


4, Limp Wrist 




s/t 


LP Lengua Aniiada 


5. Ruination 




Year One 


CD Plus/Minus 


6, Bury the Living 




Banned for Life 


ep Eminent Domain 


7. Various Artists 




Hibachi Omnibus, Vol. 1 : 


Far East., ep No Sense 


8. Acidic Soil 




Methane Hydrate 


ep Revive 


9. Black Uiiifonns 




Splatter Punx on Acid 


LP H.C. Holocaust 


iO. Argue Dainnafion 




Nasty Nation Neglect Nature CD MCR 


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Last time you guys were here, 
Drew got Into Australian serial 
killers. 

Drew: Oh you mean Chopper Reid. 
Chop Chop. There is Ned Kelly. 
There is another guy called Ned 
Smith. Chopper Reid, he's my 
personal favourite. Good ole Chop 
Chop. 

How come lie's your favourite? 
Drew; Well he got his nickname 
for.. ..he was an underworld enforcer 
and he would get criminals, drug 
dealers and bank robbers and chop 
their toes off with bolt cutters until 
they told him where their slash was 
and he did that for years, When he 
was imprisoned he wanted to get 
into another ward and the warden said "There is no fuckin' way your going 
there", so he cut his ears off to get into the infirmary and then he got in 
that way. He is just a complete nutbar, but he is really fiuiny, He has got a 
real wicked sense of humour, 
Taras: There is a movie about him that came out in Australia, it's really 




reviews 



Drew: It's called "Chopper" and you can get it at Suspect on Queen Street 

West. 

Andy: It's actually got a main release now. I just saw it at a local video store. 

Does this curiosity translate into any of your writing ? 

Drew: Not in this band because it is out of context, but In Australia we did 

"Harry May" by the BUSINESS. We changed the lyrics to "Chopper Reid" 

and we also did a song called "Neddy Smith". All of our songs. There were 

a couple of famous Sydney criminals in our songs as a subject. And just liere, 

1 was in a taxi a couple of weeks ago and the driver of the taxi is a writer and 

he gave me a book called the "Big Red Fox" about llie most infamous 

Toronto bank robber in the 30's called Red Ryan and I am reading the book 

at the moment. It's fuckin' unreal and I am thinking about writing a song 

about it. And it miglit become a movie. 

Taras: And we are also going to do a song on that family.... 

Drew: The BLACK DONNELLYS, yeah. That is a great story. We actually 

got the lyrics from the old Irish folk song about the Donnellys. 

What are the bands plans for playing out, touring ? 

Jim: Hopefully we are going to do a tour in late July early August with the 

CLASS across Canada and a couple of Northern American cities, as well. 

What do you hope to accomplish as a baud, in general ? 

Drew: I just want a pair of fun fiir lederhosens. That's all I want, 

Taras: Don't forget the water wings. 

Drew: Water wings and pink cowboy boots and a family size tub of vaseline 

and some shaving razors. 

Jim: Just putting out music you can look at 10 years from now and people 

will still want to listen to. 

Drew: That's it. That will stand the test of time, 

Andy: Tar has this aspiration to rise upon the stage on a drum riser. It's the 

one thing,,.. 

Taras: It's going to be incredible. 

Drew: I just want to get an album out, 

Taras: At this point that would 

be great, That would just be 

really good because it has taken 

us this long to get here and it 

would be really really good to 

get an album out. 

How can people get in touch 

with RIOT '99 ? 

Taras: We have a website and 

we also have a RO. Box., but I 

will let Drew talk about the 

website because he does it, 

Drew: It is www.not99,com or 

they can write us at: 

Riot '99 

c/o Taras O, 

P.O, Box 462 

31 Adelaide Street East 

Toronto, ON 

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Argue Damnation "Nasty Nation Neglect 

Nature" CD 

ARGUE DAMNATION have an interesting blend 

of traditional Japanese hardcore - with that big 

sound and that well-structured mid-tempo thrash, 

but they use ringing guitar emo repetition and 

layered soundscapes similar to HIS HERO IS GONE, 

ARGUE DAMNATION differ in sound, as they 

carry very little in terms of a crust influence. Their songs are dense with 

structure, complicated and deeply intricate giving a sound that broods at 

times, while at others demands your attention. This backdrop is the 

SoundScape to a committed activist message about the injustices of Fascist 

rule in Tokyo and vivisection, while espousing the importance of networking 

and direct action mobilization. There is a hidden DEAD KENNEDYS cover 

at the end, but you have to wait for it. 

(MCR / 157 Kamiagu Maizuru Kyoto 624-0913 / Japan) 



Bombs Away "Distorted Thrash Protestation" LP 
Rockin' crust punk from Portland. BOMBS AWAY 
have a slower tempo creating a more punk sound, 
which develops the North-West cannon of crust 
bands tike TRAGEDY and FUNERAL, BOMBS 
AWAY have a more SUICIDE PARTY sound, but 
the vocals can remind me of SEEIN' RED, when 
they pick up the pace, Then I read in a review that 
this band is made up of Will on vocals from TALK 
IS POISON and Dyanne on guitar from HARUM 
SCARUM and things start making sense. Will was also in SUICIDE PARTY, 
TALK IS POISON had a thrash crew sound. HARUM SCARUM played mid- 
tempo punk. The mix of mid-tempo punk, thrash, and political crew like 
vocals describe the sum of BOMBS AWAY's parts. This combination of 
musicians also explains why they sound so great. Here comes a new hybrid 
of made up of mid-tempo, crust, and thrash. 1 am all ears. 
(P.O. Box 11046 / Portland, OR / 97211 / USA) 

Bury the Living "Banned for Life" ep 

The vocals sound like a cross between Matt from 

INFEST and Max from SHITFIT. There are group 

youth crew type back ups. The music is manic like 

DS-13. The production is thin, but the energy is 

raw, Overall this reminds of the firet GSMF material, 

but with a subtle grind influence. Of the same school, 

as LACK OF INTEREST or RETRIBUTION. 

(Eminent Domain / RO. Box 884 / Poplar Bluff, MO / 63901 / USA) 



the Dead Ones "Vanmakt" ep 
New school Swedish thrash in the vein of SECOND 
THOUGHT or ASSEL. The production is a little 
thin, but the DEAD ONES emphasis remains in the 
energy. They share the same writing ability as DS- 
13 to re-create a great early 80's hardcore feel. 
The mosh drum bits are reminiscent of early 
YOUTH OF TODAY or STRAIGHT AHEAD. The 
screaming vocal attack reminds me of those singers who stretch their vocal 
chords to the limits of becoming hoarse. And the pace is tripping-up fast, 
with exceptions to their breakdowns, The DEAD ONES do a great job of 
picking up where DS-13 began with kickstarting an underground hardcore 
thrash revival by playing a stripped down version that cuts to the heart of 
hardcore. Can't wait to hear more. 
(Gloom Records / RO. Box 14253 / Albany, NY / 12212 / USA) 



DFA 12" 

Rip roaring crossover thrash similar to HOLIER 

THAN THOU. DFA play a style that is reminiscent 

of that crossover skate thrash from the 80's that 

borrowed from speedmetal. Lots of chugging 

crunchy riffing played as fast as one can. Vocals are 

flat and throaty, shouted with fervour. The themes have a hardcore scene 

awareness. Lots of twisty parts played with girth. But in listening to this 

against the early crossover, DFA stands up because it doesn't get caught up 

in the technical nature of metal - the music stays quick paced and flows 

despite the twists. It seems unusual that such a ferocious crossover band 






could come from somewhere like Saskatchewan, but BEYOND POSSESSION 

were from Calgary so its not unheard of. An awesome unearthing by Ugly 

Pop. 

(Ugly Pop / 2 Bloor Street West, Suite 100, Box 477 / Toronto, ON / M4W 

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Foodchain "Screaming for something" ep 

Definitely part of the fastcore phenomenon 

FOODCHAIN, play some slightly tamer sounding 

thrash set predominantly to a higher pitched Mark 

McCoy screamo-voice. The music is largely early 

US hardcore sounding. There are charging parts, 

there are stop and go parts, there are breakdowns, 

and there sXe emo melodies. But the defining 

feature is the main vocalist who is extremely annoying and sounds higher 

pitched than the singers from FUCK ON THE BEACH. I think this band 

comes from the same scene as bands tike OUT OF TOUCH and ONE 

RIVER. Despite the vocals, FOODCHAIN are a fastcore band with slightly 

more maturity than the rest of the fodder. In the same way that CHARLES 

BRONSON were initially annoying, FOODCHAIN have the ability to grow 

on you. After a few listens I really found myself digging this. 

{Mangrove Label / 4-23-5 ACP Big Koenji-minami / Suginami-ku / Tokyo 

166-0003 / Japan) 



Knucklehead "Voice Among Us" CD 

This is the great new voice for Canadian street 

punk. Great tuneful punk, with a left leaning message 

like the CLASS ASSASSINS or MARILYN'S 

VITAMINS. Tlie group back up vocals really draw 

out a '77 chaos punk sound, but their speed and 

rolling bass lines create catchy songs similar to 

PROPAGHANDI. It's like someone took an oi 

band and introduced them to fast aggressive pop punk and didn't let them 

get watered down by the experience. New school oi from out west that'll 

blow you away, It is great to see this scene making a comeback. 

(Whiskey Voice records / 1008 8* Street SE / Calgary, AS / T2G 2Z4 / e- 

mail: whiskeyvoice@knucklehead.ca) 

Legion666 / Sick Terror LP 

SICK TERROR from Brazil get things rolling with 

a get-up-and-go style early American sounding 

hardcore not unlike OUT COLD. Their lyrics are 

ajarring look at the underbelly of third world living 

with songs like "Your Funeral will be our party" 

and "Still Slaves", They throw in lots of covers 

paying homage to OLHO SECO, PERSONAL 

CHOICE, and NO FOR AN ANSWER to name a 

few. Upon listening to the wliole side the mix of speed, sometimes at 

blinding speeds, left me with a VITAMIN X feel. It's incredible, LEGION666 

drop some more of their brooding style metal-core. The overall sound is a 

little flatter and thinner sounding than "Kiss the Goat", Songs have better 

edits and mix together in a more unified fashion. And they deliver a great 

version of POISON IDEA's "A.A." Lots of awesome things to this unlikely 

pairing. 

(Schizophrenic Records / 50 Fielding Ores. / Hamilton, ON / L8V 2P5 / 

Canada) 

No Warning CD 

A Collection of the band's demo and an ep, that 
came out earlier on Martyr, with some work done 
to the production. NO WARNING have slowed 
their sound from the AS WE ONCE WERE days, 
sacrificing speed and energy for heavy moshability. 
1 am less inspired to write about this band given 
some of the grade 2 homophobic comments that 
have been coming out on their message board as well as at their live shows. 
On top of this, 1 have heard about a white power band that these guys have 
started. Add this to their actions at an AGNOSTIC FRONT show where 
they singled out this Asian kid who was trying to help their band and you 
start getting some ugly shit. It's a sad reflection on the scene, where kids 
have jumped on an old anti RC, backlash for a quick fix at some scene cred. 
Bigotry, in gest and especially on a serious level, has never been part of a 
hardcore scene that 1 have known. It is even more disheartening to me as I 
have interviewed these kids for MRR, written about their releases, and I 
have played them on the radio show, to find that they have grown into 





radical versions of the establishment. I have really tried to give them a 

platform that they don't deserve. 

(Bridge Nine / PO. Box 990052 / Boston, MA / 02199-0052 / USA) 

Out Cold "Will Attack if provoked" LP 

This band doesn't blink. Another consistently 

incredible release of straight forward attack thrash 

that goes for the jugular. The vocals sound distinctly 

like Jerry A's of POISON IDEA. The hardcore is 

basic sounding, but the songs are all anthems. The 

energy is relentless, the songs are driving, the record 

is over before you know it. The track "Repellent" 

sounds uncannily like BLACK FLAG'S "Police 

Story", but for the most part OUT COLD sound like a thrash version of 

POISON IDEA during their "Kings of Punk" period. It's fuckin' flawless, as 

far as hardcore goes. 

(Deranged Records / P.O. Box 543, Station P / Toronto, ON / M5S 2T1) 








Ruination "Year One" CD 

A collection of a number of hard-to-flnd releases 

by this ex-member band. I have to say that it is 

awesome to fill some of the gaps in trying to collect 

this group's material. I also have to say that the 

equalization of the sound also helps bring cohesion 

to this otherwise scattered project, Chris, from 

the SWARM, has very distinctive vocals and Ebro's 

CHARLES BRONSON style drumming is unmistakable. Andy, from 

BLOODPACT, plays guitar and draws infleunces as wide as 

MANLIFTINGBANNER and MOTORHEAD. The thick rolling basslines 

are shared by Mike Haliechuk - a local DIY promoter with a heart of gold 

- and Jaime Towns - who played for ANTI-FLAG and TEEN CRUD COMBO, 

I strongly urge you to pick this up as much for the originals like "No One 

Can Save You", as for the covers of the FREEZE's "Sacrifice Not Suicide". 

I'm not sure why the live set is on here. But this collection of the band's 

first year of output will save you a lot of headaches in tracking down their 

originals. The "Inside Front" song is unreleased as far as I know. And the 

equalized sound makes a difference on their earlier material. Highly 

recommended, 

(Plus/Minus / P.O. Box 7096 / Ann Arbor, Ml / 48107 / USA) 

Voracious Soul "Adrenalin Storm" CD 

VORACIOUS SOUL sound like they are from the 

same school as SLANG. The singer sounds like he 

is having mad fits while frothing at the mouth. A 

mental picture of a rabid dog or the Tasmanian 

devil help explain his vocal venom, The back up 

vocals just reinforce this sound of utter insanity, 

The sound of the band is big and thick and chugs a 

long at the breakneck pace of a hijacked locomotive. In fact, the title track 

begins with tlie same sort of rumbling that the "Rock for Light" does before 

it completely explodes. The overall sound is volatile. In a nutshell, 

VORACIOUS SOUL could be Japan's equivalent of the ACCUSED. 

(MCR / 157 Kamiagu Maizuru Kyoto 624-0913 / Japan) 

Various Artists "Hibachi Omnibus Vol. 1: Far 

East meets Midwest" ep 

A great comp of bands from Japan and the States, 

The opening track by JUDGEMENT 

DISORDERLY is get-up-and-go fastcore, The 

JOHN BENDER track is a crazy long grind number 

with INFEST sensibilities. WAVES has a fairly 

strong GISM influence. HANGNAIL improve on 

JOHN BENDER'S sound with a pummeling track. The live track of 

TOMORROW at a radio station in Cleveland is excellent early Italian 

melodic thrash a la NEGAZIONE, but dished out by a Japanese band. 

PIGSMASH play some blurry d-beat with a layer of distorto white noise. 

And the VIVISICK tracks are thinner sounding than their ep onSound 

Pollution, but still busting out with energy. A great mix of bands with 

surprise recordings and new material, by all involved, 

(No sense / 58 Preston Ave, / Pittsfield, MA / 01201 / USA) 





CIUT is a listener-supported radio station, licensed by tlie CRTC "to 
offer programming that Is different in style and substance from the 
programming offered by other types of radio stations." CIUT is the 
station that hosts "Equalizing-X-Distort", a show that you have some 
connection to because you have donated at some point to keep the 
station meeting our operating budget. 

CIUT is one of few mediums that has hardcore punk rock in an 
unapologetic form. No cow-towing to advertising sponsors, no product 
placement crap, no influence to the formulaic pop punk or mosh metal 
labels, just pure unadulterated DIY punk done by participants who are 
into their respective scenes. 

Equalizing-X-Distort is a two hour hardcore show that airs every 
week. We attempt to keep you abreast of emerging scenes in Japan, 
Scandinavia, South America, and Continental Europe, but have been able 
to feature punk rock from some far away places like Indonesia, China, 
New Zealand, Australia and other off-the beaten republics in the former 
Soviet Union. Part of the impetus is to provide a researched international 
forum that will allow us to compare our own local scenes and take stock 
against emerging scenes In this international network of hardcore. 

We are particularly committed to a local scene as is witnessed by 
our monthly live segments. The first Sunday of every month, we have a 
local band play live on the show. To date we have had RIOT '99, 
CAREER SUICIDE, THE CLASS, CLASS ASSASSINS, SCARE 
TACTIC, FUCKED UP, and HAYMAKER play, In upcoming months, 
we hope to have the ABANDONED HEARTS CLUB, PUT TO 
SHAME, OUR WAR, and CLOSET MONSTER. We also trying to 
arrange shows by DFA from Saskatoon, KNUCKLEHEAD from Calgary 
and the CURSED from Montreal. We are creating unique live 
performances, similar to the John Peel Sessions, that document and re- 
broadcast punk bands in their live formats with unrecorded material. 
There are quite a few folks who have dubbed these sessions and we 
encourage it. 

As further commitment to underground material, we continue with 
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the face of all this "Punk's Dead" crap, I am continually amazed at the 
quality and breadth of the releases that continually make it out and there 
are no signs of this subculture calling it quits. We try and reflect this 
through a monthly countdown that also gets analytical by looking at 
bootlegs, re-issues, runners up, Canadian material, compilations, and 
other notes of significance. 

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material by bands like ATROCIOUS MADNESS, JELLYROLL 
ROCKHEADS, TEAR IT UP, VITAMIN X, LIMP WRIST, 
GATECRASHERS, ALLERGIC TO WHORES, 
DUMBSTRUCK, TOTAL FURY, SPLITTING TEETH, 
VIVISICK, and REAGAN SS. 

2) "Killed by Demonstration 2001" - a collection of sample tracks 
from as many bands that we could track down from all the demo 
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early OUT COLD, PUNCH IN THE FACE, NOT!, 
EXCLAIM, AS ONE, early NUNFUCKERS, OUR WAR, and 
SHARK ATTACK. 

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FRIDAY MARCH 22ND @ Sonic Unyon, upstairs (Hamilton) 7pm - 

CONVERGE, THE DEDICATION, AT THE MERCY OF 

INSPIRATION, CURSED (3/5 of the swarm, 1/4 of ire) 

FRIDAY MARCH 22nd @ Burlington YMCA - THE FULL BLAST, 

GRADUATION DAY, ALEXISONFIRE, SAFE WAY, HOME, 

DELAWARE 

- Punks Against Racism benefit -Proceeds raised will go to "War 

Amps Never Again" and "Simon Wische I Foundation". 

FRIDAY MARCH 22nd @ Spotlight Theatre school, Newmarket 

(Leslie and Gorham) - SPU, BEWARE OF THE VALLEY, ALL 

HOPE ABANDONED, CONSTABLE BRENNAN, NOT JUST 

NOODLES, FIVE ACROSS THE EYE, OUT OF HAND, THE 

LIVES OF MANY 

SATURDAY MARCH 23nd @ Spotliglit Theatre school, Newmarket 

(Leslie and Gorham) - METAL EDDIES, KNUCKLE BRAIN, 

BOMBS OVER PROVIDENCE, SUBURBAN UNDERDOG, 

3 WHEELER, DEAD LETTER DEPARTMENT, JERKBANK, THE 

HEATSKORES 

SUNDAY MARCH 24TH @ KYTES (466 Bathurst Street), 7:00 pm 

and 9:00 pm - Film: The Decline of Western Civilization part III (L.A. 

Gutter punks) 

SUNDAY MARCH 24TH @ Planet Kensington - SCARE TACTIC, 

GET WISE, MILES BETWEEN US 

SUNDAY MARCH 24TH @ Cloud 9 (Buffalo) - DIECAST, 

UNEARTH, BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED, FROM AUTUMN TO 



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demo feature^ 

Blistering Light "Battlefield" demo - featured 

on February 3rd program 

BLISTERING LIGHT are from Tokyo and play 

that mature sounding Jap-core that fans of 

MOTORHEAD, POISON IDEA, and KG FACT 

can both appreciate, This demo was recorded 

fairly recently and was released as a split with PEACEFUL COLLAPSE. 

This split reveals three songs from this great band. 

(Youichi Naitou / Igusa 3-22-2-401 / Siiginami-ku Tokyo / Japan 167- 

0021) 

Seldon Crisis demo - featured on February lOth program 
SELDON CRISIS as the best demo to come out last year from the Green 
Bay area. It is fast and frenetic rock n roll from the garage side of punk. 
But this balls out hardcore. The production is a little muddy, but what 
they don't have in terms of production they make up for in energy. 
Here is SELDON CRISIS complete whh covers of RED CROSS and 
AGENT ORANGE. 
(618 N. Ashland Ave. / Green Bay, WI / 54303 / USA) 

Robot Has Werewolf Hand demo - featured on February 17th program 
ROBOT HAS WEREWOLF I-IAND play some amazing straight forward 
early American hardcore sounding joints. They have a male-female dual 
vocal attack with vocals closely matching a la ANTI-SCHISM. At least 
one of these members is from THE CONTROL so you have that mid 
80's 'get-up-and-go' crew sound with exception for the song "Sic Transit 
Gloria" which starts off with some off-melodic jangly guitar bits a la 
early DAG NASTY. But that is only window dressing before getting 
right back into a pit pace. There is something about Buffalo that keeps 
producing great hardcore. 

(c/o Justin Kern / 19 Tremont Ave. / Buffalo NY / 14213 / USA / 
werewolfliand@hotmail.com) 

Tab split demo whh Holy Shit - featured on February 24th program 
TAB are a band from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area who sing primarily 
about Tab Cola. They have a real goofy approach similar to FAT DAY 
or CHARLES BRONSON. And it is rumoured that the makers of Tab, 
Coca-Cola, sent a number of cases of Tab Cola to the band In their 
efforts to promote the pop, 
(618 N. Ashland Ave. / Green Bay, WI / 54303 / USA) 



ASHES, KID GORGEOUS, NORA, THIS DAY FORWARD, A 

DEATH FOR EVERY SIN, IT DIES TODAY 

MONDAY MARCH 25TH (London) - VITAMER} X, FUCKED UP, 

GET WISE 

FRIDAY MARCH 29TH @ Q-Bar - PARTY OF HELICOPTERS, 

FEMME FATALE, PANKRATION, SICK LIPSTICK 

SATURDAY MARCH 30TH @ Opera House - GRADE, 

CATCH 22, REACH THE SKY, STUDENT RICK 

SATURDAY MARCH 30TH (Tentative) @The Whippet Lounge 

(London) - RANDOM KILLING, ARMED & HAMMERED, THE 

DAILY MURDERS (London), PUT TO SHAME 

SUNDAY MARCH 31 ST @ KYTES (466 Bathurst Street) - BORN 

DEAD ICONS, SBITCH, RAMMER, FUCKED UP 

TUESDAY APRIL 2nd @ The Continental (Buffalo) -D.R.I., THE 

HOODS, NO TIME LEFT 

SATURDAY APRIL 6th @ Tranzac - NO WARNING, NOISE (x- 

Shark Attack), OUR WAR, PUNCH IN THE FACE, FUCKED UP, 

14 OR FIGHT (x-MK ULTRA) 

SATURDAY APRIL 6th @ The Corktown (Imantz' 50th B-Day 

Party) - CHIKO MAKI PUNK ROCK EXPERIENCE, PUT TO 

SHAME 

SUNDAY APRIL 7th @ CIUT basement - ABANDONED HEARTS 

CLUB 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10th @ Reverb - POISON THE WELL, 

AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, CHORE 

THURSDAY APRIL 18th @ The Dungeon (Oshawa) - 

SUBMACHINE, RANDOM KILLING, ARMED & HAMMERED, 

PUT TO SHAME 

FRIDAY APRIL 19th @ The Kathedral- SUBMACHINE, 

RANDOM KILLING, ARMED & HAMMERED, PUT TO 

SHAME 

FRIDAY APRIL 19th @ Lee's Palace -THE FORGOTTEN REBELS 

SATURDAY APRIL 27th - MOTORHEAD, VOIVOD 

If there is a show that you know about that isn 't on this list, please 
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CAREER SUICIDE are going to record for what is suppose to be a 
12" before Eric (drummer) splits for the west coast * After 15 years 
there is a new GISM full length * Ewan Exall has put together a 
retrospective zine on sXe called "It's the Limit" that has old 
interviews with AGNOSTIC FRONT, NEGATIVE APPROACH, 
DYS and pieces on SSD, STRAIGHT AHEAD, IRON CROSS, 
JUDGE and the like * Simon has just landed a job at MMS pressing 
plant, which is good news for hardcore labels * Prank is working on a 
SEPTIC DEATH, ANTI-SCHISM, DROPDEAD/TOTALITAR, 
vinyl for the last JABARA, and possibly domestic releases for 
TOTALITAR's stuff, to name but a few projects. * "Mechanized 
Death: An Accused Tribute" has just come out on a label that brought 
you some of the latest FARTZ material. Transparent Records. The 
comp is a double ep and comes with original artwork by two of the 
artists that graced Accused album covers left'Gauther and Casey 
Angel. Local band, TINGLER doing a cover of "SpiatterRock" and a 
hand from Saskatoon called the NEW JOCOBIN CLUB also have a 
track. You can write Transparent at 6759 Transparent Dr / Clarkston, 
MI /48346 / USA / e-mail: I02I65.134@compuserve.com * Max 
Ward has got a new sXe d-beat crust band started called 
xDlSINEBRIATEDx * Gord Deranged and his fiance Becky just had 
an 81bs, 8 oz, baby girl named Ella - Congratulations * Jim Munroe, a 
local zine guy and writer and an awesome guy involved at Who's 
Emma has just released his new book of fiction entitled "Everyone In 
Silico". It is set in the year 2036 and has a story line around the 
unprecedented emigration from Vancouver. To find out more check his 
website at www.nomediakings.org *